To be as equally offensive as possible (and I'm in a hurry) Since the rise of the Tea Party I've had this strange thought in my head about the economic(and now gun rights hippies) fighting the human rights hippies. Worded another way, it seems the group of voters who are against the Patriot Act and government intrusion into our wombs and personal lives have been skillfully separated from the group of voters who want to keep the government our of their gun safes and wallets. The new Libertarian gun rights crowd generally fears registration and hates taxes while wanting to take away your right to have an abortion and they allow the government to register every financial transaction they make (have you made a deposit for your company lately?). The hippie crowd wants big government to take away your guns but quit watching whatever you do online. It seems to me the two need to recognize the simple "Left vs Right" economic analogy is a lost one and just accept they share common ground. Difficult to do though when so many are entrenched in their worship of the two political teams. Any thoughts or revisions or?